Watch the video below from the “One Call Away” karaoke session with Emily Muna;
A video featuring a karaoke duet between a Kenyan fan and music mega star Charlie Puth, has gone viral.
Emily Muna participated in a collabo challenge using the Smule App where fans sing their favorite songs from a huge catalog of hits, and collaborate with singers from all around the globe.
She begins her duet with Puth for his hit song “One Call Away” by introducing herself using the Kikuyu dialect.
Emily says, “I’m from Nyeri and my name is Wanjiru. You are not going to tell me your name?” before the song kicks off.
Her antiques and various comical facial expressions throughout the song has grabbed the attention of many who found them “hilarious”.
“I did not expect it to go viral,” Emily told Word Is, “It’s amazing I’m so amused. It is my first time to participate in such a thing.”
Asked if she has ever tried doing short comic videos for social media before. She said, “No I have never recorded any video, but I have two pictures that are my version of emojis. That too went viral.”
Adding, “No I have never tried comedy, though people find me funny [because of how] I talk and behave.”
At the time of going to press the video with Puth had been shared 773 times on Facebook and had over 15,000 views.
Emily says she is “a big fan of Charlie Puth”. The American singer, songwriter, arranger, and record producer gained popularity virally by posting his work to YouTube. Puth wrote, co-produced, and was featured on a song with Wiz Khalifa, “See You Again”, a tribute to the late Paul Walker, included in the Furious 7 soundtrack.
He also released a remix for the song, entitled “One Call Away (Coast to Coast Mix)”, featuring American rappers Tyga and Ty Dolla Sign, country recording artist Brett Eldredge and Mexican singer Sofia Reyes.